Richie Notar’s Regular Table; Marketing Food to Kids

Nobu managing partner Richie Notar conducts most of his business from a second-floor table at Nobu 57. [NYP]

Dr. Zeke Emanuel (brother of Ari and Rahm) moonlights as a food critic for The Atlantic. [NYT]

Portland, Oregon, now boasts a thriving backyard-chicken-sitting business. [CNN]

Proposed new rules for addressing how foods are marketed to children are stalled amid disagreements between regulators and the food industry. [NYT]

The heat wave, combined with some dry soil, is endangering this year's Arkansas melon crop. [NYT]

Food companies are cracking down on those who steal and resell their plastic packing crates. [WSJ]